June 30th, 2009

President Interrupted by "Duck" Ringtone During Speech

by Jacqueline Whitmore



We’ve all been sitting in a movie, waiting in a line, or sleeping in school, only to be annoyed by a dumb ringtone. For some reason, random people across all generations think that everyone else wants to hear a
Boom Boom Pow or animal sound ringer. Well, we don’t. Cellphone etiquette is necessary now more than ever and I hope to spread the word during National Cellphone Courtesy Month in July. Won’t you please help me with this critical crusade?

Watch the video above and then remember to switch your ringer to a normal tone, or better yet, silent mode. Listen, everyone occasionally forgets to switch to silent or vibrate, but for the love of BlackBerry, at least have a ringer that won’t embarrass you if it went off at a Presidential news conference.

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3 Responses to “President Interrupted by "Duck" Ringtone During Speech”

  1. Colleen Gleason on June 30th, 2009 11:06 am

    This person should certainly be embarrassed…but kinda funny…indeed, how do they get these ringtones??

  2. Colleen Gleason on June 30th, 2009 11:07 am

    This person should certainly be embarrassed…but kinda funny…indeed, how do they get these ringtones?

  3. Ava Pierce on July 1st, 2009 7:57 pm

    I tend to keep my cell phone on vibrate (90%+ of the time) and it is a personal rule to always double check that my ringer is on vibrate or silent when I go into a meeting, enter a restaurant, attend a conference, go to the movies, etc. It's really not that difficult. I have a firm belief that some people want this type of attention (and love the shock value of their obnoxious ringtones!), even though, imho it's negative attention. (sigh) Where, oh where, is the courtesy?!

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